Hopefully you have seen how advances in science and technology have shaped and generated careers in the healthcare field. For this assignment please think about the career you are planning to pursue (this may change by the end of the course but that’s ok – just base your answer on what you are thinking of pursuing as of now). Write at least a paragraph (4-6 sentences makes up a paragraph; no more then 2 paragraphs total) describing at least two historical advancements or individuals from history (not family members) that you believe have been most influential in shaping your potential career. For example, if you are going to be a microbiologist in a hospital laboratory you may choose Dr. Koch’s postulates and the microscope as two of the major breakthroughs that influenced your field/career. Depending upon the degree of your familiarity with your intended career, these choices may take a bit of outside research. The advancements or individuals may be ones mentioned in the lecture or something or someone entirely different. In any case, you should be certain they are clearly relevant to your intended profession.
Be sure to include information on who/what the discovery/advance was and when it occurred/when the person lived or made their mark on the field. It should be clear from reading your post why this person or advance is important to your future career.